Muller-Lyer Illusion
Contributors:  Robert T. Arrigo: Programming
Gordon Redding: Author

Overview:

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MODULE DESCRIPTION:

Much can be learned about the human visual system when we explore the ways in which our brain fails to accurately interpret certain kinds of visual scenes in the world. The Müller-Lyer Illusion is one of the most famous such cases. In this module you begin by becoming a subject in an online Müller-Lyer experiment. Then learn about one interesting theory that seeks to explain why we are susceptible to such illusions. Finally, consider the extent to which you believe that the experimental data derived from the experiment confirms the truth of the theory previously advanced.

MODULE COMPONENTS:

CURRICULUM MATERIALS

These pages will take the student from being a subject in a Müller-Lyer experiment to exploring a fairly recent theoretical explanation for the phenomenon.

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

Credits:

Funding
This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grants #9981217 and #0127561.